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Make Quick Work of LVL Mid-Floors and Roofs

Free residential design service: a mid-floor and roof solution

Using Futurebuild LVL (laminated veneer lumber) engineered wood, the Futurebuild design service takes away the pressure of designing complicated mid-floors and provides delivery (to store) of a kit-set mid-floor and/or roof system.

How does the free residential design service work? 

Architects, designers, builders or merchant stores send plans to [email protected]. The Futurebuild Design Team of architects and engineers use specialist software to do a take-off or design of the plans, transforming them into a structurally reliable, New Zealand Building Code compliant system.

The team will then generate layouts, quotes and a Design Certificate (if applicable) with a unique job number.

Once the job is ordered, a kit-set with nominal length individual pieces for the mid-floor or roof are labelled, packaged and delivered to the merchant store ready for site. This also includes the layout plans printed on waterproof paper and the additional componentry and brackets, such as joist hangers and nails.

Why use the Futurebuild residential design service?

The Futurebuild design team have the ability to optimise the design and generate the most cost-effective mid floor solution utilising LVL products such as hyJOIST and hySPAN. The hyJOIST, anI-Beam is available in a range of thicknesses (45mm, 63mm and 90mm) and in lengths up to 13.2m so a combination of sizes and lengths can be used to optimise the design.

hyJOIST also makes life easier on site with the ability to cut large holes through the plywood web. Services, such as plumbing or ducting, can then be run through the floor joist, which in most cases eliminates the need for a drop ceiling or bulkheads. The handy designIT Site App is available to calculate the size of the holes when on-site and is available for free download from the iPhone and Android App stores.

Futurebuild LVL is also lightweight and easy to handle, with hyJOIST being around 70% of the weight of equivalent solid timber joists.

Working with straight and uniform engineered Futurebuild LVL products offer many benefits on-site, including no packing, planing or mid-span blocking, saving time and money on installation and resulting in a floor that is less likely to squeak.

All Futurebuild Residential Design Service jobs are supported by the technical expertise of Futurebuild LVL’s engineers and architects.

To use this free service today, email your plans to [email protected]

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